What’s Reasonable Notice to Enter a Property?

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This question about reasonable notice was asked by a landlord on InmanNews.  Sometimes Landlords must enter a property to make repairs, but what is considered a reasonable right to enter?  The true answer is, "as much notice as possible", but the tenant must make reasonable effort to let a repairman in.  As we know with repairmen, this usually leads to windows of time, with little notice.  If a tenant makes an unreasonable request, like 48 hours notice, then you should set expectations that they probably won't get the repair that they request.